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New tenancy agreement—family violence and protection orders

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     the Magistrates Court has made a protection order; and

        (b)     the respondent is a party to a residential tenancy agreement in relation to premises; and

        (c)     the protected person under the order—

              (i)     is also a party to the residential tenancy agreement; or

              (ii)     has been living in the premises as the protected person's home but is not a party to the agreement; and

        (d)     either—

              (i)     the order includes an exclusion condition or a condition prohibiting the respondent from being within a particular distance from the protected person; or

              (ii)     the respondent has given an undertaking to the court to leave the premises.

    (2)     The protected person may apply to the ACAT for any of the following orders:

        (a)     an order terminating the existing residential tenancy agreement;

        (b)     an order—

              (i)     terminating the existing residential tenancy agreement; and

              (ii)     requiring the lessor of the premises to enter into a residential tenancy agreement with the protected person and any other person mentioned in the application;

        (c)     an order terminating a residential tenancy agreement or occupancy agreement and granting vacant possession of the relevant premises to the lessor.

    (3)     Each of the following is a party to a proceeding on the application:

        (a)     the protected person;

        (b)     the lessor;

        (c)     the respondent;

        (d)     any other existing tenants.

    (4)     In this section:

"exclusion condition"—

        (a)     of a protection order under the FV Act—see the FV Act

, section 39 (4); or

        (b)     of a protection order under the PV Act—see the PV Act

, section 31 (4).

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